Amrish Kondurkar, "Serpent" (2020)
Screenprint on Cordenons Alpha Absolute White (160 GSM) paper
42 x 29.7 cm | 16.5 x 11.7 in
Edition of 30
About the Artwork
Amrish derived his idea for the print from the 15th century Aztec sculpture on display at the British Museum. For the Aztecs the double headed serpent symbolised rebirth and metamorphosis. Its ability to shed its skin, heal and reform as a snake, may even be interpreted as a metaphor for healing. In Kondurkar’s version of the serpent, he reflects on his sentiments about our physical, mental and emotional transformation during this pandemic. To many, it has given the space and time to deliberate about the unsettling idea of change, to heal, to look inwards and to move further in life.
About the Artist
Amrish Kondurkar is an Artist, Art Director, and Graphic Designer. He has worked with some of the biggest agencies such as Wieden + Kennedy, Alok Nanda and co., Ogilvy & Mather as Creative Director where he created several brand campaigns as well as brand identities. Apart from advertising, he has worked on Fashion Story for Platform Magazine in collaboration with Bharat Sikka. He also did the design and campaign for Kochi Biennale 2018.
Currently, he is working independently as a freelancer and exploring art under the name Filth Ave which is an ongoing visualogue that observes & presents aspects on gender, sex, societal norms, expression & repression from its own perspective. His work with FILTH AVE has been exhibited in the After Party Collective’s Queer Futures Potluck Party at Max Mueller Bhawan (New Delhi), Acud Macht Neu (Berlin), and Museum of Impossible Forms (Helsinki).